April Fools' Day has rolled around for another year and now I'm working in the heart of public relations, it hasn't been as well received from me as previous years. While I was studying, I was a huge fan of April Fools' Day stunts, but that now I'm working within the industry - I'm a… Continue reading April Fools’ Day 2019 – The Best (And Worst) Efforts
A few days ago, I tweeted about Tinder releasing what was quite clearly an April Fool's gag prematurely. The saying goes that if you make a joke after the clock strikes 12, then the joke is on you instead. But how about exerting your efforts days before the first of April? That's bad luck for sure, right?… Continue reading How Much Effort Should You Be Putting Into Your April Fools’ Comms?
Valentine's Day has come under fire in recent years for a number of reasons, and it's simply not as popular as it used to be. Slammed for marketing the idea of love - which should arguably be celebrated all year round - there are many naysayers who'd condemn the day altogether and thus, are Valentine's-Day-centred… Continue reading Valentine’s Day campaigns – Yay or Nay?
If there's one fast food chain that's renowned for its 'rock-the-boat' campaigns, it's Burger King. And I'm normally not a fan of brands slandering other brands - but this campaign is so ingenious that it's hard not to applaud it. Amid a number of fabulous PR stunts comes another, and this time - it open… Continue reading Creative Campaigns #10 – ‘Not A Big Mac’
KFC aren't strangers to a great creative comms campaign. Who can remember their great public apology when they infamously ran out of chicken? (How a chicken restaurant runs out chicken, I'll never know - but it did). So simple yet so effective, KFC's recovery campaign was one for the ages and was, wait - still… Continue reading Creative campaigns #9 – KFC’s GRAVY candle
I stumbled across this lovely little initiative and, after doing a bit more digging, I realised I couldn't not talk about it on my blog. Though not necessarily a well-known creative campaign, It's still a really great idea in my opinion - and that'll always warrant a space on this blog. If not for its… Continue reading Creative campaigns #8 – the most romantic site on the web
You can now name a cockroach after your ex. Yep, you heard that right. And though it sounds bizarre, I'm pretty sure everyone has a name in mind, right? Well, that's why this campaign - headed up by Hemsley Conservation Centre - is genius. Because it's so simple yet so effective, so relatable yet so… Continue reading Creative campaigns #6 – name a COCKROACH after your ex
Cadbury's hunting season is, once again, well and truly underway. But this time it's bigger and better. Scrap the searching through the egg basket in your local Tesco, cause' this year you'll be able to find them not only there, but also on billboards, in magazines, on TV and MORE. This campaign has been unfortunate… Continue reading Creative campaigns #5 – Cadbury’s hunting season is ON
Product placement is one thing, but have you ever heard of person placement? Well, if you haven't you're about to. Because the Golden Globes saw a perfect exemplar of it just a few nights ago with their Fiji brand representative; who just-so-happened to be in the right place at the right time... Over and over (and… Continue reading Creative campaigns #4 – the ‘Fiji water’ photobomb
When you work in Public Relations, keeping in touch with the news is an important part of your job. Whether it's seeking out journalists, eyeing out press opportunities or just generally keeping in the know; most of my days start with a quick flick through the news. And that's when I noticed this morning that… Continue reading #NoPhoneForAYear – my favourite campaign of 2019 ALREADY